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Sarah Palin's religious background and what it could mean

Reporters are scanning church Web sites, listening to clips of sermons, and digging through policy decisions for more details on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's whether her faith affects her politics.

Her religious background and its influence on her public policy are still emerging, reporters for the Associated Press write.

Eric Gorski and Rachel Zoll write:

As Alaska governor, she signed a proclamation as Alaska's governor honoring Christian Heritage Week and said creationism shouldn't be barred from classroom discussions.

She used traditional evangelical language in praying that a natural gas pipeline be built in Alaska and that the U.S. mission in Iraq was a "task that is from God." Yet she's also said she would not force her views on others.

Suzanne Sataline writes at the Wall Street Journal that the McCain campaign isn't eager to talk about Palin's spiritual beliefs.

"I am not going to get into that. I think talking about where she worships today and how she characterizes herself speaks for ...

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